Infographic: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Report

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October 12th, 2012
Categories: Healthcare Reform

The info graphic below is a summary of key findings from the Healthcare Cost Institute's 2010 to 2011's Healthcare Costs and Utilization Report. This annual report covers price, utilization, and spending trends from medical claims of over 40 million people in comparison to last year's results. The report provides a broad look at 2011 health care spending among those with employer-sponsored insurance. HCCI found that average dollars spent on health care services for that population climbed 4.6 percent in 2011, reaching $4,547 per person. This was well above the 3.8 percent growth rate observed in 2010. You can read the complete report here.

Other Key Findings:

  • Regional spending gap widening
  • Spending on children’s health care rising fastest
  • Cost sharing between patients and payers remains stable
  • Use of health care services up, particularly outpatient care
  • Rising prices were the primary driver of spending growth
  • Prescription spending slowed, growing just 1% from 2010 to 2011


Take a look at the infographic below highlighting the key findings of the report. [Click to enlarge or download.]